Polyptychus coryndoni (Coryndon's polyptychus)

[= Polyptychus reussi]

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Polyptychus Coryndoni Male

Polyptychus conryndoni male [photo J. Joannou ]

Distribution

Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, DRC and Tanzania (Pinhey 1975).

Larval host-plants

Morus sp. (Mulberry)

Family: Moraceae

Recorded in Pinhey (1975)

 

Parinari curatellifolia

Family: Chrysobalanaceae

Recorded in Kroon (1999).

 

Publications

  • Kroon, D.M. 1999. Lepidoptera of Southern Africa - Host-plants and other Associations. A Catalogue. Published by the author and Lepidopterists' Society of Africa, P.O. Box 477, Jukskei Park 2153, South Africa. 

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. 1975. Moths of Southern Africa. Tafelberg, Cape Town.

 

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